SPARK! VBS 2015

 

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Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”  Daniel 2:20-21

Parents,

VBS is next week and we’re excited to share a week with your children!  You may be curious to know some of what we’re doing this week and how to follow up with your child at home.  This summer’s VBS is a science and invention adventure! We will experiment with leadership skills by studying the life of the prophet Daniel.

Kids will learn five key aspects of leadership from the life of the prophet Daniel:
  • God Speaks! We can obey, because God speaks to us in his Word (Daniel 1).
  • God Plans! We can see where to go, because God shows the way (Daniel 2).
  • God Aids! We can stand together, because God is our help (Daniel 3).
  • God Redeems! We can challenge sin, because God saves (Daniel 4).
  • God Keeps! We can trust, because God is with us (Daniel 6).

Please pray for us and for your children throughout this week!  Feel free to read the passages at home as well as sing the songs (linked below) with your children.  We’re praying that as we study Daniel, your children will see and experience God anew and come to know Him as Savior!

“More than Conquerors” by Seeds Family Worship

“The Word of the Lord” by Seeds Family Worship

“God is In Charge of Everything” by The Village Church

“Our God” by Chris Tomlin

“A Good Friend” by Sovereign Grace Music

“God Saves Daniel” by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Flo Paris (Rain for Roots)

Jacob’s Wrestling Match (At Home for June 7th)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Jacob’s Wrestling Match” (Genesis 32:1-32). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ Genesis 32:1-32 or Story 21 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What was the story about? Jacob wrestled with God!

ASK: How long did the wrestling match last? All night long.

ASK: What did God do to Jacob? Touched his hip and put it out of joint.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 21.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

33.  What happens because of sin? All people are lost and apart from God because of our sin.

Isaiah 53:6a We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way.

June 2015 Assembly Liturgy

NOTE:  Sojourn Kids playlist can be found at this link:  Playlist

Leader 1: I’ve got a question for all of you!! Is our God great?! [wait for some response.] I’m sorry, I can’t hear you! I said, “IS OUR GOD GREAT?!” [wait for their response] One more time, I need you to tell me: “IS OUR GOD GREAT?!” [wait for their response] Well then, let’s praise Him for it!

“Oh, Great is Our God” by Brian Eichelberger

Leader 2: Our memory verse this month is Proverbs 3:5! Repeat this after me: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” This is a Proverb that God has given us from His Word. A Proverb is a little piece of wisdom, or a wise saying to live by. God gave us these proverbs as reminders of His good way for us to live. This wise saying tells us to…

  • June 7 – …TRUST. What is another word for “TRUST?” [Belief, faith, certainty, assurance, rely/reliance]. That’s right! This wise saying is telling us that we can believe in, or rely on God!
  • June 14 – …trust in the LORD. We learned last week that TRUST is to believe or rely, and we are told to rely on the LORD. What are some ways that we TRUST in or RELY on God in our daily lives? [We pray for help, we give thanks for His gifts, we ask for direction from God when we don’t know what to do.] That’s right! We can trust God with the BIG things and the LITTLE things and everything in-between, because our God is big enough to take care of it all!
  • June 21 – …trust God with ALL OUR HEARTS. There are things in our lives that are easy to trust God with, but there are other things that are hard to give up. I know it’s hard for me to trust God with [my money, my relationships, my future plans, ect.]. Yes, I like to keep a tight hold on that, and not trust God with it. What are some things that are hard for you to trust God with? [Allow for answers; they will be vague]. But God’s wise words for us today are that we can trust EVERYTHING into His hands! Isn’t that amazing, how much our God takes care of us?
  • June 28 – … not to lean on our own understanding. Do you guys like to do things your own way? [accept responses] I know I do. I like to figure things out for myself and do things my own way. Does it always work out OK, or do you sometimes make mistakes when you do things your way? [Allow for responses] Me too, guys. God tells us that His ways are higher and better than our ways, His thoughts are higher and better than our thoughts. We don’t have to rely on ourselves or do things our way and hope it works out. We can trust God fully, because He loves us and cares for us.

Leader 1: That’s right! God cares for us more than we could know! We worship God for His love by giving an offering to God of our money, our time, and our talents! As we sing this next song, you can bring your offering up to the front!

“God is in Charge of Everything”  by Isaac Wimberely 

Leader 1: We have one more worship song, and this one is from God’s Word! It’s about how we are more than conquerors! Will you sing with me?

“More Than Conquerors” by Seeds Family Worship

(Play the Catechism riff: G-F-G-F-G-F-G “Catechism!”)

Leader 2: Here is our question for this week! I’ll read the question and you will all read the answer together!

June 7 – What happens because of sin? All people are lost and apart from God because of our sin.

June 14 – What happens to the world because of our sin? The world is broken because of our sin.

June 21 – What happens to people who never turn away from sin? They will be thrown into hell.

June 28 – How do people enter God’s kingdom? We must turn from sin and have faith in Jesus.

Leader 2: Let’s pray! Bow your heads and fold your hands as we talk to God! Father God, we thank You for sending Jesus to be our Teacher, our Friend, our Brother, and our Savior. Jesus, we praise You for going to cross to die and defeating death for us! Holy Spirit, please fill our hearts today so we can know and love You more. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Jacob Flees from Laban (At Home for May 31st)

sojournkids at homeThis week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Jacob Flees from Laban” (Genesis 31). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ Genesis 30:25-31:55 or Story 20 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: What was the main point of today’s story? God’s blessings are unstoppable!

ASK: How did God bless Jacob? He blessed him by increasing the number of his sheep.

ASK: What did Jacob learn about God? God is real and Jacob could trust him. God speaks to us and directs us where we should go.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 20.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

32.  What is sin? Sin is saying “No” to God and doing what we want instead of what God wants.

1 John 3:4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.

Jacob and Rachel (At Home for May 24th)

sojournkids at homeHappy Mother’s Day! This week’s SojournKids Bible lesson was “Jacob and Rachel” (Genesis 29). Use the questions below to review it with your kids. You can also review the weekly North Star Catechism (below) and monthly SWORD Bible Memory (back).

READ Genesis 29 or Story 19 in the Gospel Story Bible

ASK: Laban wanted to pay Jacob for his work. What did Jacob choose for his payment? Jacob chose Rachel. He wanted to marry her.

ASK: Why did Jacob choose Rachel? Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful (Genesis 29:17), and Jacob loved her. He said he’d work seven years if he could marry Rachel.

ASK: Why did God choose Leah? The Bible doesn’t tell us. It just tells us that when God saw Leah was unloved, he had compassion on her and gave her children (Genesis 29:31). God chooses surprising people.

Check out the daily devotionals that correspond with this week’s lesson in Long Story Short by Marty Machowski, week 19.  This week’s North Star catechism question is…

32.  What is sin? Sin is saying “No” to God and doing what we want instead of what God wants.

1 John 3:4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.

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